Singapore Masterclass – 15th & 16th September 2021

Masterclass

(2 Days training course)
Singapore - Hotel Pan Pacific (on-site)

Energy Storage Reality Check

Evaluating Energy Storage For Large Scale, C&I And Microgrid At The Economic And Technical Level

Where

Singapore – Hotel Pan Pacific (on-site)

When

15th & 16th September 2021

Masterclass Themes

Business Models

Revenue Stacking

Operation & Maintenance

Safety

EV Charging Infrastructure

Battery Recycling

This Masterclass will enable the audience to examine and implement storage from an economic and technical perspective. It has been designed to evaluate different energy storage technologies, identifying profitable niches for storage, and learn how to set up a business case for storage based on past experiences

Masterclass program

Day 1

(Wednesday 15 Sep 2021)

Day 2

(Thursday 16 Sep 2021)
2021 Singapore

SESSION 1: Evaluating The Role Of Energy Storage In The Global Energy Transition

  • Examining the requirements and challenges in achieving national emissions targets
  • Identifying the main energy storage technologies that will lead the global energy transition
  • Analysing what services and value these energy storage technologies can provide
Master Leader: Robert de Groot
Master Leader: Robert de Groot
Energy Storage Specialist
MOTT MACDONALD, (Singapore)
 

SESSION 1: Evaluating Which Energy Storage Solutions And Applications are the most commetcially viable in Singapore And Around Southeast Asia

  • Identifying the key differences between lithium ion, vanadium redox flow & lead acid batteries - What are their most suitable applications?
  • Analysing key characteristics including energy density, degradation, lifetime, round trip efficiency, safety and LCOE
  • Evaluating real-life business cases and value-stacks built around the most commercially viable energy storage solutions available in the market
Master Leader: Robert de Groot
Master Leader: Robert de Groot
Energy Storage Specialist
MOTT MACDONALD, (Singapore)
 

SESSION 2: Building A Flexible And Innovative Business Model For Energy Storage Assets

  • Identifying key components to make battery energy storage more commercially viable
  • Examining the most profitable & feasible combination of revenue streams
  • Establishing a priority order in which multiple tasks are executed in a manner that yields the highest reward to a BESS operator
Lorenzo Mancini
Lorenzo Mancini
Regional Sales Director
, TOTAL SOLAR DISTRIBUTED GENERATION, (SINGAPORE)
 

SESSION 2: Structuring Long-Term Contracts And Financing LargeScale Energy Storage Projects Within A Fast Paced Technological Environment

  • Identifying long-term revenue streams that battery energy storage systems (BESS) can tap into
  • Investigating possible feed-in-tariff and debt financing arrangements and will support further deployment of BESS
  • Exploring alternative market structures that will reap long-term benefits for renewables & energy storage deployment
Master Leader: Robert de Groot
Master Leader: Robert de Groot
Energy Storage Specialist
MOTT MACDONALD, (Singapore)
 

SESSION 3: Optimising Strategies For Managing The Charge Cycle Of Batteries In Order To Prolong The Life Of Energy Storage Assets

  • Determining when to conduct deep cycling and shallow cycling
  • Concluding the optimum depth of discharge and how to prevent overcharging or undercharging
  • Considering external factors that affects ageing of the asset on top of cycling such as temperature of the environment
Matthieu Le Gall
Matthieu Le Gall
Business Developer Southeast Asia
AKUO ENERGY, (SINGAPORE)
 

SESSION 3: Deploying A Hybrid Renewable Generation System With Utility-Scale Energy Storage In Asia

  • Designing co-located batteries with wind and solar renewable generation
  • Evaluating the ROI and how the economics influence the overall system design?
  • Identifying the biggest challenges faced and lessons learnt
Sunil Gupta
Sunil Gupta
Regional Head
VENA ENERGY, (SINGAPORE)
 

SESSION 4: Preventing Thermal Runaway In Lithium-Ion Batteries By Implementing Strict Maintenance & Operational Guidelines

  • Key factors to consider when choosing a battery monitoring system
  • Determining the best way to maintain internal battery environments at its optimum temperature
  • Robustly computing an optimal charge-discharge schedule that maximizes daily operating revenue without violating a battery's operating constraints
Master Leader: Robert de Groot
Master Leader: Robert de Groot
Energy Storage Specialist
MOTT MACDONALD, (Singapore)
 

SESSION 4: Identifying Customer Needs And Developing A Suitable Range Of Urban Fast Charging Products And Infrastructure For Mobility As A Service

  • Optimising the usage of DC fast charging technology to provide a diversity of electric mobility services
  • Key economic and technical considerations to take into account when building a nationwide network of EV charging infrastructure
  • Identifying and overcoming challenges faced during the rollout of EV charging infrastructure
Edward Lynch-Bell
Edward Lynch-Bell
Product Development
EVIE NETWORKS, (AUSTRALIA)
 

SESSION 5: Return on Experience in Deploying Multiple Energy Sources With Energy Storage Solutions (100kW Wind Turbine + 500kW Solar & Storage Microgrid + Hydrogen Full Chain) In A Tropical Environment

  • Examining the overall system specifications and what influenced the overall system design
  • Identifying the biggest technical, regulatory and cultural challenges encountered
  • Recommendations for the industry in order to deploy more innovative systems to reach a carbon neutral future
Peng Xiaoyang
Peng Xiaoyang
R&D Program Manager
ENGIE LAB, (SINGAPORE)
 

SESSION 5: Optimising Battery Recycling Processes To Improve The Overall Sustainability Of Energy Storage Assets

  • Identifying & predicting the demand of key metals for energy storage technologies
  • Assessing the opportunities for material substitution, reuse and recycling to offset demand
  • How to recover at least 95% of materials to be used to produce new energy storage assets
Master Leader: Robert de Groot
Master Leader: Robert de Groot
Energy Storage Specialist
MOTT MACDONALD, (Singapore)
 

SESSION 6: Creating Basic Financial Models For Commercial & Industrial Energy Storage Projects

  • Understanding the importance of having accurate load data and the ability to forecast load
  • Assessing cost savings from the use of solar + storage
  • Establishing simple battery dispatch models & investigating their limitations
Master Leader: Robert de Groot
Master Leader: Robert de Groot
Energy Storage Specialist
MOTT MACDONALD, (Singapore)
 

SESSION 6: Examining How To Optimise Logistical Processes And Reduce The Overall Cost Of Energy Storage Projects

  • Identifying and quantifying the major costs that contribute to the overall price of energy storage projects
  • Analysing proven methods that will help to reduce costs of energy storage projects
  • Calculating the reduction in overall carbon emissions by lowering costs and optimising logistical processes
Cyril Carpentier
Cyril Carpentier
Sales & BD - Stationary Storage Solutions
LECLANCHÉ , (SWITZERLAND)
 

SESSION 7: Evaluating The Commercial & Industrial Energy Storage Market In Southeast Asia And Lessons Learnt From Europe

  • Evaluating C&I market growth potential in key Asian markets: Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines
  • Understanding which physical constraints are impacting ROI the most; Degradation, C-rating, Depth of Discharge
  • Examining holistic energy solutions for C&l sector
  • Real-life business models and lessons learnt from the European C&I market
Roberto Castiglioni
Roberto Castiglioni
Co-founder and CEO
IKIGAI CAPITAL, (United Kingdom)
 

SESSION 7: Evaluating The Technical, Economic And Regulatory Requirements Of Deploying Large Scale Battery Energy Storage Systems

  • What factors need to be evaluated when deploying large-scale BESS for arbitrage and ancillary services?
  • Examining ways to overcome the technical barriers faced during installation, operation and maintenance of battery energy storage systems
  • Analysing the most commercially viable business models and how to ensure profitability
Joo Duk Vancoppenolle
Joo Duk Vancoppenolle
Senior Project and Business Development Director
ELIA GRID INTERNATIONAL, (SINGAPORE)
 

SESSION 8: Assessing the Global Market Development And Price Trajectories Of batteries and future innovative Chemistries

  • Investigating the historical demand for Li-ion batteries and the largest drivers of demand over the nexct decade
  • Analysing the evolution of lithium-ion battery costs and the way forward
  • The development of the lithium-ion battery supply chain across different parts of the world
  • Examining the diversity in Li-ion battery chemistries deployed today and the outlook for the future commercialization of various new innovations
James Frith
James Frith
Head of Energy Storage
BLOOMBERG NEW ENERGY FINANCE, (UK)
 

AMA – Ask Me Anything Session

3 international consultants will be available for you to ask them any questions you have about energy storage.

Your Masterclass Leaders

Robert de Groot

Energy Storage Specialist

MOTT MACDONALD (SINGAPORE)

Robert de Groot is an Electrical Engineer and Energy Storage Specialist at Mott MacDonald. He is currently based in Singapore, with 10 years’ experience working in the fields of energy storage and renewable generation in both Europe and Asia. Part of that experience included a 4 year stint at Dutch utility, Enexis B.V. He is specifically focused on the synergy between energy storage and renewables, hybrid power plants and the integration of variable renewable energy sources into the grid. In the Asia Pacific region Robert has worked on energy storage related projects in The Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and Singapore regions. Robert has also spoken at previous Energy Storage World Forums in Europe, bringing in a very holistic view of this up and coming technology

Guest Speakers

Sunil Gupta

Regional Head

VENA ENERGY (SINGAPORE)

Sunil has been involved in the renewable energy industry for almost two decades. Vena Energy develops, invests and operates renewable energy assets in Asia Pacific. Sunil is responsible for growth, performance improvement and competitive strategy at Vena Energy. Prior to Vena, Sunil developed and started the renewable energy business at Sembcorp Industries in 2014 and grew it to 2,600MW across five countries by the end of 2018. Prior to 2014, Sunil was global head of cleantech and technology banking at Standard Chartered and head of Asian Technology & Global Cleantech research at Morgan Stanley.

Matthieu Le Gall

Business Developer Southeast Asia

AKUO ENERGY (SINGAPORE)

Matthieu has been working at Akuo Energy since 2017, initially as a Project Developer before moving to Singapore to lead the business development activities in Southeast Asia. Incorporated in 2007, and with over 1,3 GW of solar, wind, hydro and biomass assets in construction or operation worldwide, Akuo Energy has been a pioneer in solar + battery projects initially to serve its activities in insular territories. Before joining Akuo, Matthieu worked in the sugar cane industry in the region, helping sugar producers optimize their energy consumption.

Joo Duk Vancoppenolle

Senior Project and Business Development Director

ELIA GRID INTERNATIONAL
(SINGAPORE)

Joo Duk is Director of Elia Grid International Pte Ltd (Part of Elia Group) with more than 20 years of experience in the Energy Industry, 15 of which are in Asia. He combines a strong background in project management with the commercial mind-set of a business developer. He believes in creating value and change that benefit our clients and society at large thanks to energy transition. Joo Duk has a proven track record in developing new markets and devising strategies geared at stimulating business growth. In Vietnam, he successfully helped deliver advisory solutions on RES integration for EVNNLDC, as well as power transmission assessment for EVNNPT amongst others. Joo Duk will bring the perspective of utility where battery storage plays a critical role for grid with more than 60% of vRE vonnected to it.

Lorenzo Mancini

Regional Sales Director

TOTAL SOLAR DISTRIBUTED GENERATION (SINGAPORE)

Originally from Italy, Lorenzo has lived and worked in Asia for the past 12 years in solar and energy storage applications. In TOTAL SOLAR Distributed Generation he is in charge of C&I solar business development across South-East Asia. Prior to joining TOTAL, he was GM of a Hitachi Chemical group company in Singapore. Lorenzo holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy and full-time MBA from SDA Bocconi, Milan Italy.

Peng Xiaoyang

R&D Program Manager

ENGIE LAB (SINGAPORE)

Dr. PENG Xiaoyang received his B.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University, China in 2010, his M.Sc. degree in Power Engineering and his Ph.D in microgrid from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2011 and 2016 respectively. He started his career with ENGIE Lab Singapore in 2016, working as a research engineer. He is currently a program manager in ENGIE Lab Singapore, the APAC R&D branch of ENGIE group, and managing all the topics relating to smart grid technologies, renewable energy integration and decarbonization solutions. He has been working on the frontline of green technologies within ENGIE, which itself is one of the world’s pioneers in carbon neutrality. He is managing the flagship project of the APAC R&D centre, Project SPORE under the ambitious REIDS initiative in collaboration with NTU, other industrial partners and government authorities.

Cyril Carpentier

BD Manager

LECLANCHÈ (SWITZERLAND)

Cyril is in charge of the business development for the stationary activity of Leclanché for the North East part of Europe. Cyril has a strong technical background in Photovoltaic, conversion system and electrical installation standards. Prior to joining Leclanché Cyril gained more than 10 years of experience in the area of PV inverters and Energy Storage Systems. He served as Product Manager at SMA Solar Technology in Germany, then at the department of Strategic Marketing and Business Development at Socomec in France. Cyril earned a Master of Electronic degree from ISEN university in Lille, France

Roberto Castiglioni

Co-Founder & CEO

IKIGAI CAPITAL (UK)

Roberto has been working in the energy sector since he started his career in 2000, he has extensive experience in the industry in senior roles across the entire oil and gas and renewable energy value chain: in project development, deal origination, project finance, private equity and M&A. Having co-founded Ikigai, Roberto joined the company in April 2019 and chose to focus the company strategy on behind the meter C&I energy solutions, drawing on his deep understanding of non-recourse financing and development of traditional and decentralised energy, knowledge of C&I customer challenges and research into technology advancements in Europe and the US in the field of microgrids. Roberto is a regular speaker at energy transition conferences internationally, a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University in Bologna and the chair of the Solar and Storage panel of the UK Solar Trade Association.

Edward Lynch-Bell

Product Development

EVIE NETWORKS (AUSTRALIA)

Ed is responsible for product development and human centered design at Evie. He currently advises a number of start-ups in energy storage, virtual power plants and EV battery recycling. Previously he led the energy storage team at AGL Energy Limited where he launched Australia’s first retail offering and large scale virtual power plant. He was a founding employee at Aquion Energy where he worked on Aquion’s novel aqueous sodium-ion battery technology, contributing to both battery design and development and the establishment of pilot and scaled manufacturing facilities.

James Frith

Head of Energy Storage

BLOOMBERG NEW ENERGY FINANCE (UK)

James heads up the Energy Storage team at BloombergNEF. He leads the company’s coverage on energy storage technologies and the lithium battery supply chain, providing insights on technology, markets, policies and regulation. James leverages his background in battery research to provide key insights into the chemistries, applications and markets for lithium-ion batteries. He advises utilities, technology companies, investors and policymakers across these fields. Prior to joining BNEF James completed a PhD at the University of Southampton. This work focused on lithium-oxygen batteries as next generation energy storage devices. He then went on to work as a research fellow at the University of Southampton for two years. James holds a BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Electrochemistry.

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